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Poth Name Meaning

North German: topographic name for someone who lived by a small pool, from Middle Low German pot ‘puddle’, ‘pool’, or a habitational name from any of several places so named in northern Germany.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Pott, Voth, Roth, Foth, Koth, Loth, Soth, Pont, Kath, Toth

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Where is the Poth family from?

You can see how Poth families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Poth family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Poth families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Poth family living in North Carolina. This was about 50% of all the recorded Poth's in USA. North Carolina and 1 other state had the highest population of Poth families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Poth surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Poth ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Poth. 17% of Poth men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Poth women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Poth were Truck Driver and Teacher. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • New Worker
  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Poth. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Poth census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Poth. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Poth. For the veterans among your Poth ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Poth lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Poth life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Poth in 1959 was 60, and 69 in 2004.

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